Saint-Gobain and NSG: Brazil expansion

Saint-Gobain and NSG Group, the two partners in the Cebrace Cristal Plano Ltda joint venture, have announced the construction of a new float glass plant in Jacarei, near So Paulo, in Brazil, which wil…

Saint-Gobain and NSG Group, the two partners in the Cebrace Cristal Plano Ltda joint venture, have announced the construction of a new float glass plant in Jacarei, near So Paulo, in Brazil, which will also include the installation of a magnetron line to produce coated glass. This manufacturing facility will be the fifth float line held by Cebrace Cristal Plano, due to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2011, which will have a daily output of 900 tons of flat glass to supply Brazil“s construction market. Thanks to this installation using the latest leading-edge technology, the Jacarei site, which already has two float lines and one laminated glass line, will be able to increase production by 60% and become the largest glass complex on the American continent. This new facility will enable Cebrace Cristal Plano to support the growth of the Brazilian building market and confirm its pole position in this country.